I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

The well-known children’s nursery rhyme, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, has been sung to kids for generations. It’s a nonsensical song about an old lady who first swallows a fly (presumably by accident), so she then…

John Keats: To Autumn

As the last throes of summer sunshine fade, we find ourselves in autumn, with a nip in the air and dusk falling ever-earlier. The English Romantic poet John Keats was inspired to write one of his most famous poems at…

We Plough the Fields and Scatter

Every autumn, schools and churches all over the world hold their harvest festival. The celebration of the food grown on the land usually takes place in late September, after all the crops have been harvested. Traditionally, the harvest festival is…